Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) has contracted Royal HaskoningDHV to carry out Port Masterplan studies for Port Louis (the gateway port of the Island of Mauritius) and for Port Mathurin on the Island of Rodrigues.
Royal HaskoningDHV will identify new business opportunities for the ports, as well as forecast cargo and traffic flows. It will also assess the need for extending and upgrading port infrastructure, and developing a land use plan for the next 25 years.
The studies will examine the challenges associated with future development of the ports, including the development of Port Louis as a bunkering and petroleum/LNG hub, risk assessment and land use planning, and finding the balance between stakeholder interests. The studies will be completed by August 2016.
Michiel de Jong, Director of Maritime and Waterways, Royal HaskoningDHV, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by Mauritius Ports Authorities. The project win is a direct result our vast experience in port planning, waterfront and marina development, and shipping economics.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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